Remember those spicy lilies from a few weeks ago? Well, they bloomed and brightened up my place for..get this… five whole weeks!
They arrived on a snowy Friday night, wrapped in crinkly green and brown paper, tied in a bow in the hand of my wonderful boyfriend. The lilies were just starting to open.
I first thought it was just one stem of star-gazer lilies, but there were five. (And some green wispy plumes.)
Why did these lilies last so long? Well, I added flower food and water every week or so, and I cut the stems a couple times to help with receiving water. I keep my home cool in temperature, so flowers do well in cooler rooms. I took time to nurture them, and they responded with days and days of pink glory!
And one last photo of their former glory: